Originally Posted by HopHead209
I know the Mr.Beer thing is kinda lame...
What makes you say that? Aside from a smaller keg, how do you see Mr.Beer any differently than any other extract kit (Coopers, etc.)?
Aside from the fact that they provide Hopped Malt Extract, it's no different than any other extract brewing. Sure, you lose a bit of control by having it pre-hopped but you can still do additional hop boils to add bitterness, flavor and aroma just like you would with any other extract or all grain brewing.
Don't let the cute little brown keg fool you. You can make GREAT beer with Mr.Beer extracts with or without additions.
I brew all grain and still use Mr. Beer refills/kits on occasion when I want to brew a tried-and-true recipe with minimal effort.